The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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Dan Walsh's These Are The Days That Must Happen To You....
...is a really good read. A bit pricey to say its a collection of previously written stuff (I believe???) but it is inspirational, oh and descriptive. Anyone else read it? Any other biker books I should read? Oh and happy national motorcycle week to everyone!
I've just bought it and haven't read it yet but I've read his articles.
I like the way Dan writes and find myself laughing out loud sometimes.
He certainly has a knack for describing the seedier side of adventure.
Just finished Lois' second book which is bloody good but didn't quite grab me the way the first one did. I wish I had her balls :-)
is only the hardback available at the mo?
probably £19 cos its new.
give it 6 months and paperback copies should start appearing 2nd hand on amazon etc.
this isnt a comment on the worth of dans writing, (I expect he gets the same if its £19 or £7.99) and im not generally a tightwad but i refuse to pay so much for a bit of paper and im a believer in books being spread about for all to enjoy so if you cant blag a copy from a mate then 2nd hand is the next best thing. think of it as recycling if you like.
and anyway, this is DAN WALSH FFS!! who ever thought a shiny hardback was a good idea? it should be a shagged out, broken backed curly brown paged thing with a coffee ring on the front and stinking of cheap crap tobacco, and when you open it a few dead earwigs and fag butts should drop out.
now thats seedy!
oh yeah, i forgot about the ride offer, i think its in TWO or MCN aswell. still a lot though, but all books seem to that these days, bit of a rip off but im sure someone will explain about treehugging and bleached paper and copywright costs.
i think i'll put it on my wishlist to give to the mrs at christmas, along with all the other books i want, lois' red tape, and mi moto fidel by chris baker among others.
by then hopefully there will be a P/back version cos i like dan walsh' style, id much rather read about some skanky local amy winehouse who latches onto you cos you can afford a than some touristy 'look how blue the pacific is' snot
Just started reading and I like it very very much! Remembers me dear old Hunter S. but with less drugs (and no HA thank's hell!).
Read Lois Pryce's new one. Liked it better than the first and that is much. She really has balls!
Only problem with these books is that I want to put my bags on the bike and wave off. And August I will be stuck with my daughters. Oh well, that's another kind of trip, but I'll also love it, I know. There will be time soon.
Dan is back in Manchester (well off to spain for xmas actually). He is also now on Facebook for those into the 21st century.
I have all the books. (Sad I know). Manicoms new one is ready (Torrtillas to Totems), But I am in the middle of Old Man on a Bike by Simon Gandolfi who did a good job selling me this one at the NEC Bike show a few weeks ago, Met Sam Manicom there too. Nice guy.
Uneasy Rider is OK,by Mike Carter, as is Tom Cunliffe USA tour Good Vibrations neither of which as funny as Dan's adventure.
Loved Lois 1 & 2, Ted Simon of course . Best one (read 3 times) is still Sam Manicom under Asian skies. (Up to now). Must go, got last 30 pages of Old Man on a Buike to Finish.
(Swore blind tghat I was not going to watch and more vids, or read any more books on the subject.) Damn.
Anyone looking for a read that'll help over the winter, pick up Riding with Rilke - written by Ted Bishop. Describes his Ducating around western NAm and a bit related to his trip to the Duc 'factory'. Has lots of literary references rather than hard core dust and and stuff but is a real good read. Also suggest Neil Peart's Ghost Rider, Jeremy Kroker'sMotorcycle Therapy and Glen Heggstad's One More Day Everywhere.
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